Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Las Vegas, Nevada

How Do I Know If I Need a Dental Crown?

The best way to know if you need a dental crown is to ask your dentist. They can tell you if the injury or tooth decay has progressed sufficiently to merit a crown; however, we can offer some input on the common signs and symptoms that may be leading you toward dental crowns.

You may need a dental crown if:

  • The size of your tooth has been reduced by decay or injury
  • You have one or more missing teeth
  • Your tooth needs protection from future infection and injury
  • You have cosmetic complaints about spacing between your teeth

Most of the time, crowns are used to restore teeth that have been badly injured or decayed but can still be saved from extraction. However, they do have a range of other uses. We’d love to explore the versatility of this treatment option with you.

The Dental Crown Procedure

Dental Crown Materials

There are many types of crowns that offer unique strengths and drawbacks. While some are more cost-effective than others, they may not be as permanent or durable. Here are some common dental crown materials and their advantages:

  • Porcelain. While beautiful, porcelain isn’t made to withstand a lot of pressure. Porcelain is well-suited for front tooth crowns, as they are less noticeable, but they don’t have to stand up to intense biting, clenching, or chewing. 
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). PFM crowns combine the beauty of porcelain with the durability of metal. These are often considered the best-in-class dental crown options for their strength and aesthetics.
  • Metal. Crowns from metal can be a variety of materials, including gold, stainless steel, or any number of alloys. Metal crowns, while they’re not as natural-looking as the other options, can last for decades.
  • Zirconia. These tooth-colored crowns are durable and beautiful. Zirconia often stands up to pressure as well as metal, and this kind of crown is indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Restore and Repair Damaged Teeth With Custom Crowns at BYND Dental